I was at the range last weekend and im the only guy who is out on the long rifle range shooting a rimfire (Savage 93 Package series mossy oak brush pattern 22WMR with 3-9x40 simmons) or a mossberg 42 WW2 training rifle and all the other guys at the least are using .223's I was asked why i even bother with my .22's and i should get a "Mans Gun" Now im shooting the same distance as everyone else 250 yds at an 8" steel circle or at 3" clays at the same distance now id say 9 times out of ten i hit the steel and maybe 4-6 out of ten i hit the clay (not bad if i do say so myself) much better than guys with "twice the gun" hitting half the targets
So i replied to the why bother question "that using a small caliber at this distance is makes me much better at the fundamentals of windage and elavation adjustments, So when i do buy my 308 i will already be good at windage and elavation adjustment, Not to mention the cost difference between rimfire and centerfire rounds" I couldnt belive how mad everyone got at what i had just said it almost caused a riot ( well not really) but noone shot for a good 5 min to yell at me about how absolutley wrong i was and the guys who do basically hit the same hole at that range said you get much more from what there doing than from my "screwin around"
To make a long story shorter i walked home $60 richer because the 3 guys who said they could hit anything out to 600 yard cant hit a clay with one at round @200yds when it counts. to make things fair we had the rangemaster adjust everyones scope a random amount under 5 clicks on both turrets and we all had 10 rounds to re-sight in. I guess all my screwin around paid off
what do you guys think about the value of shooting 22's out past effective range for long range practice?